The Catawba College Ecological Preserve

The first easement donated by a private North Carolina college, the Catawba College Ecological Preserve is a large nature sanctuary with public trails throughout.  Under the supervision of 2002 North Carolina Conservationist of the Year, Dr. John Wear, Jr., the Preserve has shallow water impoundments, as well as forested and open seasonal wetlands playing home to numerous species of migratory waterfowl.